Campbell Soup Co. makes executive appointments
CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president of Campbell North America.
Alexander said, “Ed and Tim are outstanding leaders who have delivered strong results throughout their Campbell careers. The company will certainly benefit as they bring their experience and knowledge into their new roles, to drive growth by strengthening our core business in the U.S. and by expanding into faster-growing spaces.”
Carolan, 44, will assume responsibility for Campbell’s $3.5 billion U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages business. Carolan joined Campbell in 2001 and has led several significant businesses. Since 2011, he has led Campbell’s core U.S. Soup and Simple meals business. Under Carolan’s leadership, Campbell has delivered four consecutive quarters of growth in U.S. Soup. Prior to that, Carolan served as general manager — Pepperidge Farm Snacks Division, with responsibility for the company’s crackers and cookies business, where he accelerated growth behind Goldfish crackers. From 2006 to 2009, he was general manager of Campbell’s StockPot and North America Foodservice business. Prior to joining Campbell, Carolan spent five years in brand management positions at Procter & Gamble in both the U.S. and Europe. Carolan earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Hassett, 49, will assume responsibility for leading Campbell’s North America Foodservice business and its retail fresh soups and sauces business, as well as expanding the availability of Campbell’s products in the immediate consumption and e-commerce channels. In addition to the Away From Home position, as chief customer officer of Campbell North America, Hassett will bring together sales teams to build strategic joint business plans with Campbell’s customers in a unified fashion. He joined Campbell in 2004. Most recently, Hassett served as senior vice president of Sales — Campbell North America. Before that, he spent almost seven years at Pepperidge Farm, first as SVP of sales and then as general manager of the Fresh/Frozen Bakery business. In both roles, Hassett’s teams delivered share and earnings growth. Prior to Campbell, Hassett spent three years at Kellogg Co. and earlier in his career spent 15 years with Procter & Gamble in a variety of sales and business unit roles. Hassett earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing / Management from Siena College.
In addition to the leaders named today, Campbell North America Innovation vice president Darren Serrao has been promoted to senior vice president of innovation and new business development, where he will remain focused on leading innovation, commercialization and new business opportunities. Under Serrao’s leadership, Campbell has accelerated its rate of innovation. He has led the launch of several new products designed to expand into faster growing segments and appeal to new consumer groups such as millennials.
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Jewel-Osco names Jim Rice VP of operations
ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP of operations for Jewel-Osco.
Rice will lead the operations team to support Jewel-Osco’s new go-to-market strategies in marketing and merchandising.
“Over the last several years, Jim’s contributions to the retail industry have helped set the bar on operating standards, illustrating the highest expectations of quality merchandising and continually striving for what is best for our business and, most importantly, our customers,” stated William Emmons, Jewel-Osco president. “His years of experience combined with his vast knowledge of operational opportunities will be an invaluable asset to Jewel-Osco in mentoring and educating his team to reach levels of excellence that we are striving for.”
Rice has worked for Albertsons for more than 35 years. He began his career as a part-time associate with the goal to become a store director, which he achieved in Southern California in 1986. From there, he was promoted to district manager in both Florida and Las Vegas, roles which prepared him to be VP of the Northern California division and later the president of the Southwest division.
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Rexall launches MyRexall for online management of personal Rx records
MISSISSAU, Ontario — Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has announced the launch of MyRexall, providing its customers with the ability to view and print their personal medication records online at Rexall.ca.
"MyRexall reinforces our commitment to making it easy for Canadians to feel good about their health," stated Frank Scorpiniti, CEO of Rexall Pharma Plus. "MyRexall offers Canadians a simple way to manage and view their medication records online."
In addition to viewing their medication record, MyRexall will allow customers the ability to request a refill at their local Rexall, print their medication record for review with a physician or other healthcare professional and easily transfer prescriptions to their local Rexall pharmacy. Customers also will have access to health information about their conditions and will be provided special offers through their account.
Is this another step down the slippery slope of the government knowing 'everything' about 'everyone'... :-)